Rises Hope

Chu: Eat, drink, man, woman. Basic human desires. Can’t avoid them. All my life, that’s all I’ve ever done. It pisses me off. Is that all there is to life? 
- Yin Shi Nan Nu

If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a dream.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life without idealism is empty indeed. We just hope or starve to death.
- Pearl S. Buck

Birdee Pruitt: Childhood is what you spend the rest of your life trying to overcome. That’s what momma always says. She says that beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, but it’s the middle that counts the most. Try to remember that when you find yourself at a new beginning. Just give hope a chance to float up. And it will… 
- Hope Floats


In Which the Green Shall Turn

morning showers
patter the sill
the walk
dancing notes
and melodies 

rouse the sleeping
tousled head
pools reflect
the mottled sky

ruptured storm
captures thought

rests upon
brush and loam

brings with it
her lonely song
yet hidden beneath
amber waves

that carpet
the forest floor

sleeping lies
such subtle

in which
the green
shall turn

One thought on “Rises Hope

  1. I totally agree with the “middle years”- life was hard then too but I felt great, confident and  hopeful. thanks for sharing .love U, Mom



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